Small Meadowbrook team seeking seven points
Meadowbrook High collected just one point at last year's ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships, but coach Trevor Miller says they are hoping to do much better at this year's meet.
The school has one of the smallest teams at the championships, four boys and one girl, but, despite this, Miller told STAR Sports yesterday that he is confident that they will collect at least seven points in 2018.
"We are aiming for at least seven points this year because we have two outstanding athletes in Shakur Williams and Jerome Wray," said Miller. "I am expecting them to advance to the finals of the Class Two 800m and Class Two 100m," he said.
"I expect Shakur to do extremely well because last year he made it to the semi-finals of the 100m, but injuries prevented him from going further. I am looking for good things from him this year," Miller said.
He added that their performance at the 2016 Champs where they picked up 14 points is still fresh in their minds and therefore he is very optimistic that they will put on a good showing.
"Last year was very disappointing. We were only able to secure one point compared to the previous year when we collected 14. However, I am expecting the team to rebound as our athletes are very confident and they are in excellent shape going into the championships," Miller said.
"I am upbeat because I know we have a fair chance advancing in the events that we are competing in. The athletes have been running well all season and barring injuries, I don't see any reason why we should not secure a lot more points this year," Miller stated.